UN Sustainable Development Goal: Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 14 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: ✔
Empower, strengthen and transform night schools to ensure the youth learn better and earn better; Improving quality of education for working students; etc.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.; HDB Financial Services; Deutsche Equities India Pvt. Ltd.; Foundacion Educacion y Cooperacion; Great Eastern CSR Foundation; Quantum Advisors Pvt. Ltd.; Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; HCL Foundation
Nikita Ketkar; Vineet V. Ketkar; Vidya Shah; Dr. Chandrashekhar Bangargi; Suryakant Deshpande
Global Rising Star Award Co-sponsored by Global Fund for Children and Star Foundation - 2014
Improving Quality and Building Capacity of Night Schools
Masoom's founder, Ms. Nikita Ketkar, felt the need and urgency for better quality education at night schools in Mumbai as the system failed to meet students' expectations. Masoom was set up to bridge this gap and empower night school students to realize their fullest potential and get better jobs.
Programs: (I) Masoom's Night School Transformation Program (NSTP) has a three-pronged approach: 1) Education, Infrastructure & Inputs: Basic amenities like nutrition, notebooks, textbooks, science labs, and e-learning material. 2) Capacity Building of Stakeholders: Training and workshops for teachers, headmasters, trustees, parents, and students. 3) Advocacy: Initiatives to bring about policy level changes in favor of night schools. (II) Career Cell: Provides vocational training and career guidance to students of NSTP who have completed Std X. (III) Tech on Wheels (ToW): Mobile bus imparting digital literacy to underprivileged students.
Outcome: 1) Covered 22,000+ direct beneficiaries so far. 2) Grown from 2 night schools and 180 students in FY09 to 74 night schools and 6,000 students in FY19. 3) Attendance is ~62%. 4) Through Masoom's advocacy efforts, 4,000+ students of all night schools have access to the evening meal scheme of the Central Government. 5) 532 students of the Career Cell program placed so far. 6) Digital Literacy provided to 1,300 students through Tech on Wheels.
Income Rs8 cr
Expense Rs7 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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